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No-shows cost NHS £3,216 a day in south Norfolk


Missed GP appointments in south Norfolk have set the NHS back hundreds of thousands of pounds this year, new figures reveal.

Patients failed to attend 12,864 face-to-face consultations between January and April, 2019, NHS digital data shows.

The average cost of an appointment in England is £30, meaning no-shows in south Norfolk cost an estimated £385,920 over the four months – the equivalent of £3,216 a day.

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